15 Head-Scratching Quotes From Donald Trump's Presidential Announcement Speech
On Tuesday, billionaire right-winger Donald Trump announced his campaign for president of the United States in what will probably be remembered as one of the most unintentionally funny speeches of all time.
In a rambling dialogue that touched on everything from Mexican rapists to the sun and moon and how Republican candidates are groveling at his desk for his support, the Donald's speech seemed unscripted and at times veered dangerously close to incomprehensible.
Here are 15 of the most head-scratching moments from Trump's big day, which are all the more confusing when you realize he's been flirting with a presidential run since 1987.
On electoral politics:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn't know the air conditioner didn't work and sweated like dogs, and they didn't know the room was too big because they didn't have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
"I watch the speeches of these people, and they say the sun will rise, the moon will set, all sorts of wonderful things will happen, and people are saying, 'What is going on? I just want want a job.'"
"Well, you need somebody, because politicians are all talk and no action. They will not bring us — believe me — to the Promised Land."
On health care:
"Doctors are quitting. I have a friend who is a doctor, and he said to me the other day, 'Donald, I never saw anything like it. I have more accountants than I have nurses.'"
On the economy:
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
"[China] has bridges that make the [New York and New Jersey-spanning] George Washington Bridge look like small potatoes."
"When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. [...] They are sending people that have lots of problems. They are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime and their rapists, and some are good people, and I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting."
"When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time. When did we beat Japan at anything? They send their cars over here by the millions, and what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn't exist, folks."
"The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. Thank you. It's true."
On the Islamic State group:
"Islamic terrorism is heating up!"
"They built a hotel. When I build a hotel, I have to pay interest. They don't have to pay interest because they took the oil when we left Iraq, I said we should have taken. So now ISIS has the oil."
"Last week I read 2,300 Humvees — these are big vehicles, they were left behind for the enemy. You would say maybe two, maybe four? Twenty-three hundred sophisticated vehicles."
"I have so many websites. I have them all over the place. I hire people ... it costs me three dollars."
On why Obamacare is kind of like Nazi policy:
"We have a disaster called the Big Lie — Obamacare."
With the GOP primaries still months away, as long as Trump stays in the race, expect to hear plenty more of these kind of quotes from the man best known for saying "You're fired!"